Fall In Love With Monica and Mike’s Spring Wedding Photos

Posted on July 12th, 2017 in Weddings by Gabe Fredericks

As we moved into Spring, we were excited to be photographing a wedding that was particularly near and dear to our hearts. Monica has been with Philip Gabriel Photography for the past eight years, so naturally, we have grown pretty fond of her! We’ve also had the pleasure of getting to know Mike and watching their two sons, Mikey and Angelo, grow up and become a part of the Philip Gabriel Family.

The big day began with Monica and the girls getting their hair and makeup done in the home she grew up in. Rita Marie Pinto and Alexis Burkhardt made her look and feel like ten million dollars, and the camera loved it!

The unique flower girl dresses were made by Gabe’s very own wife, Dawn Fredericks. They looked absolutely beautiful, and the guys were looking quite handsome, too! Mike and the boys fixed each other’s ties and anxiously waited to head over to the gorgeous St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church , the same church Mike had gone to as a child.

After they said their “I do’s” the couple headed over to Brigalias for some freshening up and a glass or two of champagne. Monica and Mike were finally ready to go for a stroll around the grounds and have their first pictures taken together as husband and wife.

The lush and colorful landscape provided for some amazing moments that we were lucky enough to capture. Every color seemed to pop and you could tell by the smiles on their faces that Monica and Mike were truly the happiest they’ve ever been! Our team photographed the rest of the family before everyone headed in to get the party started!

The room was stunningly decorated with flowers and rustic centerpieces that mirrored the warmth of the space by using rich browns and a cheerful pop of yellow. Petah Bashano did an amazing job with the flower arrangements, as usual!

Monica and Mike made their grand entrance, hand in hand with Mikey, and the party had officially begun. The laughing and dancing lasted for hours as Halit Jaku kept the dance floor packed all night. Monica and Mike were so grateful for all of the hard work that everyone put into their big day! Here are some of the great things the lovely couple had to say about working with us:

“Mike, Mikey, Angelo and I could never put into words how overjoyed we are that all of you were there to celebrate with us on March 26th. THANK YOU for all of your hard work!!! We are still in a state of awe over the entire day. Thank you all so much for the love and support you surround us with!!!  Reliving the day through these UNBELIEVABLE images is amazing and we are in tears seeing the beauty captured by Philip Gabriel Photography.”

We felt so blessed to be allowed to capture Monica and Mike’s big day and so grateful that we were able to share it with both of their families and make such beautiful and lasting memories! 

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Monica and Mikey’s Amazing Wedding Team:

Ceremony Music: Angela Devine Ginion

Reception Music: Halit Jaku

Church: St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church

Venue: Brigalias

Make-up: Rita Marie Pinto

Hair: Alexis Burkhardt

Florist: Petah Bashano